Mr. Walton is a Partner and Co-Head of North American Private Equity within Ares Private Equity Group and a member of the Management Committee of Ares Management. He joined the Firm in 2006. Mr. Walton serves on the Ares Private Equity Group's Corporate Opportunities Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Development Capital Resources, LP, EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP, Halcón Resources Corporation, Salt Creek Midstream LLC, Verdad Resources Holdings LLC and the parent company of BlackBrush Oil & Gas LP. Mr. Walton holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Politics and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.